Richard Leonard (@LabourRichard )

Richard Leonard

Bio Leader of @ScottishLabour. Lets build a Scotland that works for everyone.
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TweetDeck : As @monicalennon7 says, this raises serious concerns around PPE, the testing of hospital staff and the ability of the virus to spread in institutions such as hospitals and care homes. dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/…

Twitter Web App : There is a lot of conflicting information about the use and effectiveness of face coverings. The Scottish Government needs to set out a clear position on whether people in Scotland should be wearing them and if they should, why.

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Twitter Web App : Racism in our society must be challenged and eradicated. Those responsible for George Floyd's death must be held accountable. #blacklivesmatter Ian Murray MP

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Twitter Web App : Every effort must be made to protect jobs at Rolls Royce Inchinnan. Sign this petition to send a message to the company: change.org/p/rolls-royce-…

Twitter Web App : Both the Scottish and UK Governments must now work with the trade unions urgently to pressure the company to revisit this decision to prevent and reduce this scale of redundancies. news.stv.tv/west-central/r…

TweetDeck : There is a consistent disconnect between parliamentary pronouncements and the reality facing workers in Scotland’s care homes on the ground. Promises on pay, on PPE, on testing have all been delivered too late, or not delivered at all.

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Twitter Web App : .Nicola Sturgeon has just said at #FMQs that she supports a national care service, and I welcome this. After #COVID19 we will need a radical shake-up of the care sector, and I hope we can build support for Scottish Labour's longstanding call for a Scottish Care Service.

Twitter Web App : There is a consistent disconnect between what Scottish Government is saying and the reality workers on the front line in our care homes are experiencing. We need real change. #FMQs

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Twitter Web App : After this pandemic we will need to see a radical shake-up of the care sector. That’s why Scottish Labour wants to see a Scottish Care Service established.
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Twitter Web App : The killing of George Floyd and the demagogic reaction of Donald Trump to legitimate protests has shocked the world. It is clear that racism is alive and well and it is incumbent on all of us to challenge it in daily life. #BlackLivesMatter #TakeAKnee itv.com/news/2020-06-0…

Twitter Web App : We cannot tinker around the edges of the problems with our economy before this crisis. We have an opportunity now to create something better. Something good. #COVID19

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Twitter Web App : More than ever it is clear that there must be a shift of power from landlords to tenants. @Pauline4Glasgow's #MaryBarbourBill will stop exploitative and unfair rent increases. twitter.com/pauline4glasgo…

TweetDeck : I fear that by the summer we could be witnessing mass unemployment again - especially among young people. We must do everything we can to prevent this. Not to do so would be not just an economic but a moral failure.

Read my column in The Scotsman today: scotsman.com/news/opinion/c…

TweetDeck : As we ease lockdown we risk endangering lives through a combination of looser restrictions and little testing. If we are to introduce the "Test, Trace and Isolate" approach that we badly need, testing must be expanded dramatically. scotsman.com/news/politics/…

TweetDeck : “I think it’s a reasonable criticism of the government that they have been keener to have daily press briefings where announcements are made, rather than going to parliament and holding themselves to account.” Richard Leonard. news.stv.tv/politics/covid…

TweetDeck : The NHS was able to redesign the whole organisation in a matter of weeks to respond to the threat posed by #COVID19. I am concerned that Scottish Government's framework for NHS recovery lacks detail and presents a vague approach to forward planning. pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/politi…

Twitter Web App : Our care workers have been little short of heroic throughout this crisis. Read my LabourList article about how we can do right by them post-pandemic. twitter.com/LabourList/sta…